Capture NX

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Capture NX is a photo editing computer program developed by Nik Software in partnership with Nikon[1] for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

Capture NX was first released in 2006. Capture NX 2 was released in June 2008.
In September 2012, Google acquired Nik Software,[2] but Capture NX has remained a Nikon software and is advertised as a Nikon product.[3]


  • Complete raw image format support from import to export (for supported cameras), including Nikon's own RAW format NEF (Nikon Electronic File).
  • Non-destructive image editing.
  • Color management control with Soft Proofing.
  • Color Aberration Control, D-Lighting (High Speed/High Quality), Image Dust Off, Vignette Control and Fisheye-to-Rectilinear Image Transformation.
  • Noise Reduction: global or selective adjustments.
  • Color Balance, Contrast/Brightness, Saturation/Warmth.
  • Lens correction tools, such as chromatic aberration or distortion control.
  • Color Control Point editing for hue, brightness and saturation.
  • Selection Control Points, selectively edit photographs without the need to manually outline or mask the area for editing.
  • Auto Retouch Brush, to remove blemishes and dust from images.
  • Shadow/Highlight Adjustment, to open up shadows or recover blown out highlights.
  • Improved Edit List, to apply common editings like auto color aberration, auto red-eye correction, vignette control, tone curves, contrast and highlight, exposure compensation and shadow protection.
  • Filters, Ratings and Sorting Toolbar.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Interview with Keita Kimura". Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Lardinois, Frederic (September 17, 2012). "Google Acquires Nik Software, The Company Behind The Popular Snapseed Photo Editing App For iOS". Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Capture NX 2 Photo Editing Software". Retrieved 17 January 2013. 

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